A survey poll was recently completed all across Missouri to see what Missourians think about net metering. The survey showed that 82 percent of Missourians think that reliable and affordable electricity is the top priority for net metering.

Most importantly, the majority of electric users in Missouri said that when it comes to proposed net metering law, fairness to all Member-Owners — having everyone pay their fair share of costs — is more important than offering subsidies to Member-Owners who have solar and wind systems.

Our 2016 Missouri Electric Cooperatives membership survey showed that nearly 80 percent of Member-Owners are not willing to pay more for their electricity to help subsidize their neighbors who want to install small scale renewables.